This is a cross posting from https://stackoverflow.com/questions/51754200/cannot-access-grokdebugger-in-kibana-6-on-freebsd-11 . I have posted its contents here. Thank you.
It appears that my kibana installation did not contain the grokdebugger plugin since I was not able to
find it in
/usr/local/www/kibana6/ and it did not appear under the Dev Tools pane.
I did install it by installing x-pack using elasticsearch-plugin and kibana-plugin. This required removing a few of these x-pack plugins after installation since they were reported as being red status upon visiting the Kibana page. However, I successfully removed them and Kibana loads as normal; but there is no grokdebugger. The grokdebugger source directory is present in
/usr/local/www/kibana6/plugins/x-pack/plugins/, and its contents appear to be normal, but it does not appear in the Dev Tools section.
I would rather consult some experts before diving too much deeper and messing things up (more than I already have).
It is worth mentioning, this is a new installation so I am open to deleting anything or installing anything from scratch if that is cleaner or easiest.
I've noticed that only a few of the plugins that are in
src/core_plugins are loaded, according to the logs:
elasticsearch kibana timelion metrics console
There are numerous other plugins in that directory which are not being loaded. I tried placing grokdebugger in there from where it was in
plugins/x-pack, but it also was not picked up.